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Opinion | Expand the use of OERs

Opinion | Expand the use of OERs

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2019

Students should take full advantage of the resources that the University offers, especially since the University has implemented Open Educational Resources.

Students use Facebook to create community

The Pitt student book exchange allows students to buy and sell notes and textbooks.

By Jacq Flash, for The Pitt News

January 7, 2019

Facebook’s groups feature has become a way to connect people with similar interests or goals.

Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students

Latest textbook editions put an extra burden on students

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Columnist

September 21, 2018

Being a college student is expensive. With average costs of books per academic year already soaring past the $1,000 mark, it only makes sense for professors to do everything they can to supplement information instead of mandating pricier new editions.

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Thousands of students flock to Oakland every August to attend one of the most costly public schools in the United States. These students will either go The University Store on Fifth to buy their textbooks at full price or go to sites like Amazon, praying for a better deal and two-day free shipping. Either ...

Pitt professors teach what they write

Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture, textbook written by Pitt Professor Nancy Pfenning, Ph.D.  (Photo by Rachel Glasser | News Editor)

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

September 13, 2017

Few students enjoy buying textbooks for their classes, but Olivia Raymond was eager to  purchase her elementary statistics textbook last spring knowing its author would also be her professor. “I was happy because I figured that the class would closely follow the book, so the book would be more rel...

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